We've been coming to Orkney for years and it was lovely to be back. This was our first time in August and the light was beautiful for our week.
And part of me bides
With the hare and the heather
Where the wind fills my heart
And allows me to breathe
With my feet on the ground
I'm watching the weather
The sun and the clouds
And the patterns they weave
The road from the ferry. I love this stretch of road past Waulkmill Bay towards Orphir especially just as we arrive.
On the shore below the houses are these two photogenic fishermen's huts each one full of stories.
Looking to Hoy from Scapa Flow shoreline at sunset
The huts again
The moors and shoreline were covered in flowering heather
on the rocky shore near Stromness
Down the streets and the many alleyways of Stromness
Orkney wears its weather on its sleeve and you always know what's coming...
An old croft house much like the one we stay in (except ours is renovated). Very moving places full of ghosts and the history of Orkney.
The Ring of Brodgar at sunset
The Yesnaby coast. My Dad used to fly up and down here towing a target for the trainee gunners to shoot at from the top of the road. Must have been a bit scary at times!
You would think this tractor had been placed here for photogenic reasons
One last sunset over Hoy on our last night.